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Yvonne paintingRead Yvonne's article titled "Art On The Amazon" regarding her trip in March 2014 to the Amazon aboard the Swan Hellenic cruise ship Minerva.


Yvonne tutors weekend courses at Knuston Hall in Northamptonshire. Knuston Hall is the ideal place to learn botanical drawing and painting. It is a large, peaceful country house in its own grounds enjoying excellent food and with friendly staff and students. Beginners and improvers all work on their own subject at their own pace with individual attention from the tutor. There are single and twin rooms available, all with private facilities - perhaps your partner or a friend would like to come along too and do one of the other courses running the same weekend or simply come for a break and to explore the Northamptonshire countryside.

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SOCIETY OF BOTANICAL ARTISTS Distance Learning Course on botanical painting.
If you can’t get to a class locally or attend a residential course you can learn by post step-by-step over two years with the SBA course for which Yvonne is an award-winning tutor. The course is for students with some experience rather than for complete beginners.
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Yvonne is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists who hold their annual selling exhibition at the Central Hall, Westminster in April each year. Details from the Society's website. Her Orchid Vanda Blue Magic was on display in Singapore 2015 in the exhibition Tropical Splendour at the Singapore Botanical Gardens to celebrate the gardens being made a World Heritage Site.


A Passion for Plants: Contemporary Botanical Masterworks by Dr Shirley Sherwood (Cassell 2001 £40 (hardback) £20 (paperback).
Yvonne is one of the artists featured in this book.

Flower Paintings from The Apothecaries' Garden - Contemporary Botanical Illustrations from the Chelsea Physic Garden edited by Andrew Brown published by Antique Collectors' Club (2005) at £25. Yvonne is featured in the book which shows paintings in the archives of the Chelsea Physic Garden.

Botanical Illustration from Chelsea Physic Garden by Andrew Brown, Antique Collectors' Club 2015.

The Great Fen – Artists for Nature in England by Chris Gerrard (Langford Press £35) features work by wildlife and botanical artists for the Artists for Nature Foundation to explain and illustrate the Great Fen restoration project currently being undertaken by The Wildlife Trusts.

The Art of Botanical Painting by Margaret Stevens (Harper Collins £20).
Published in association with the Society of Botanical Artists at £20. This book will be for all those interested in botanical painting and draws on the experience of many members of the Society. It is the key text book for students who enrol for the new SBA correspondence course in botanical painting - see above.

The Handbook of Plant Forms for Botanical Artists by Margaret Stevens (Batsford 2013).

Comments from students:

"Thanks for being such a good tutor - from an entire novice I have made such good progress!"

"An inspiring beginning. Thanks for your help and encouragement"

"Thank you so much for a wonderful course. You've certainly opened my eyes!"

"A really enjoyable week - filled with new challenges. Very nice class atmosphere"

"Thank you for all your help and for making it all such fun"

"Thank you for a very instructive and happy weekend painting"

"Thank you for a very inspiring course. I hope to see you again"

"Many thanks for a wonderful workshop. We all got so much out of it"


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